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Leap into Reading with LeapFrog and Pledge to Read

Recently a note was sent home from school with those words that no parent ever wants to hear: “Your son is behind on his reading.” This came as a shock to me. As an overachiever myself, I expected the same from my children for some odd reason. I mean, this was the kid who had a future President shirt in almost every size that he has ever worn. How could the future President be behind in school? It was time to take action.

Enter the Tag Reader. Well, the Tag Reader combined with a whole lot of Mommy time. I was determined to get this under control and the Tag was perfect. The Tag Reader is the “New Amazing Touch Reading System” from LeapFrog. This award winning product is essentially a computerized tutor offering help to a child when they need it. The Tag Reader brings every one of the 20 plus stories available to life and had my son enamored from the moment that we opened the box.  The Tag Reader makes learning to read fun for everyone. The Tag is easy to use and is usable right out of the box which is always an added bonus in my book. A simple pen reads the words that your child needs help with.

tag_reading_system-lifestyle_shotMy son has caught up, is now a little ahead for his class (go Huntly!) and his mother is proud. LeapFrog really helped me out and came to the rescue.  They want to help families everywhere, including you.

LeapFrog has launched 1 Million Reading Hours in conjunction with the NEA’s National Reading Month, to bring attention to literacy and to encourage families to make time to read together.  By pledging to set aside at least 10 minutes a day, we, as parents can contribute to the national goal of 1 million reading hours committed. More important, we can reinforce the importance of shared reading time in our own family.  All participants will receive special rewards and offers when they sign up on the LeapFrog website.

So make the pledge today. Commit to setting aside at least 10 minutes every day to read with your child and you will be entered to win one Tag reader + 5 books for personal use, as well as an expanded-memory LeapFrog School Tag reader + 10 books to donate to your local library.


1. Post a comment below stating how much time you will pledge in the LeapFrog 1 Million Reading Hours Campaign.

2. Make your pledge on the LeapFrog website as well.

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9. Enter to win the same prize package on Father of the Blog.

*Giveaway ends March 31st and the winner will be chosen by Random.org

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  1. valmg

    I pledged 20 minutes for my younger son.

  2. valmg

    I faved you at Technorati, my user name is valmg

  3. Malaika

    I pledged to read twenty minutes every day with my son. We usually do, but now it is a commitment. I´d like to win because I think this reading system will catch his interest.

  4. KG

    20 minutes of reading every night from now on in this house! My kids are a step behind too it seems-

  5. Amy B.

    I pledged 20 minutes a day on both websites and the name I used was makeetis. Thanks for the chance.

  6. Valerie M


  7. Lisa H

    I pledged 30 minutes a day.

  8. I pledged to read 30 minutes a day, but we actually read more than that. Thanks for this great prize!!!

  9. Yasmine Omar

    yasmine pledged to read 10 hrs 20 min with ahmed&sahar
    i pledge to read 20 minutes a day with the twins. We already do read everyday-somedays even more than 30 minutes.

  10. Yasmine

    i stumbled!
    Username: YasmineO142

  11. Yasmine

    I could have swore i already entered but it didnt appear :S I pledged to read 20 minutes a day with the twins!

  12. Yasmine

    I favored you in Technorati! Username: YasmineO

  13. Carol

    Pledged 20 minutes a day using the name cdziuba.

  14. Carol

    I pledge 20 minutes a day to read to my son.

  15. elaine

    I pledge 20 min per day to my son for reading.

  16. Both my boys love to read, so I pledged 20 minutes a day. We read a book before bed every night, but I want to make sure that we also set up a time during the day, too. I’ve been going through Ramona the Pest with my 5 year old, and he’s been amazingly good about listening and wanting to continue.

    He would love the Tag reading system to continue on his journey to reading himself.

  17. I pledged 20 minutes a day with my kiddos!

  18. Jessalyn

    I pledge to read 20 minutes a day with my kids.

  19. Shawn

    I pledged to read 20 minutes a day to my daughter.

  20. Danetta

    I pledged to read 30 minutes a day to my son.

  21. I pledge to read 15 minutes a day to my children, but we already do that : ). Reading is so important!

  22. I pledged 20 minutes a day with my daughter!

  23. renee

    i pledged 20 minutes a day x3 kids!

  24. Aura

    I pledged to read 10 minutes a day to each of my 3 kids

  25. I favored you on technorati. ID nell79

  26. I’m now following you on twitter and also tweeted about this on twitter. My ID there is nell79. I look forward to reading more from you. I found you on LinkReferral:)

  27. Alisha

    I pledged 20 minutes!

  28. Terri Donnelly

    I subscribed

  29. I pledged 30 mins a day! Thanks!!

  30. Marci

    I already read 30 minutes a day to my 3yo daughter, I just made it official.
    My 6yo daughter also loves to read so I pledged her 10 minutes a day beyond homework reading.

  31. Stephanie Bell (prncesspurdylily- Twitter)

    15 Hours and 10 minutes, only because I couldn’t pledge more :p

  32. Stephanie Bell (prncesspurdylily- Twitter)

    I tweeted :p

  33. Stephanie Bell (prncesspurdylily- Twitter)

    I subscribed, which i was going to do anyway but this was a bonus!!

  34. crystal adkins

    Hello, I pledged to do 20 min. but I know with this it will be hours 🙂 my little one loves to read!

  35. MJ

    I pledged 30 minutes a day!

  36. Well, we read every day, but I pledge 20 minutes. We love our books here! 🙂

  37. Aunt LoLo

    I pledged to read at least 10 minutes every day with BBJ. We read books before nap and bedtime, so we get at LEAST 10 minutes right there.

  38. Kate

    I pledge to read 20 minutes to my son and daughter each day.

  39. DJ

    I pledged 30 minutes a day, but we do more because I read to him all day during lessons. Plus he just started reading himself!

  40. Lisa P

    I pledged 20 minutes per day

  41. Lisa P

    I faved on Technorati! (gumby007)

  42. Julie Dudley

    I pledge to read to my baby as long and as often as she will sit still (6 months old) but hopefully it will be around 10-15 min. at least twice a day!


    Pledged 20 min a day.


    subscriber google reader

  45. I stumbled too…user name: LaterBetty

  46. I pledged 30 minutes per child…thank God I only have two of them!


  47. Cynthia J Shern


    I pledged 20 minutes a day for a total of ten hours. The girls keeps saying “read me another book.”

  48. yzgirl4

    I pledged 30 min to my girls


  49. yzgirl4



  50. Rachel @ Grasping for Objectivity in my Subjective Life

    We already pledged and are excited about it! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  51. I pledged 30 min a day on leapfrog, they have the best stuff

  52. I pledged 30 minutes a day (reply #8) and I am a subscriber. Thanks for visiting my blog during the party!


  53. I pledged 30 mins. a day – which is cake for us! Thanks for the great giveaway! Congrats on your first!

  54. jamaise

    I added your button to Wishing Penny

  55. Jamaise

    I fav’d you at Technorati :)) I’m Jamaise there.

  56. Hi, I have actually pledged 30 minutes times 2. I read to the kiddos for at least 30 minutes a day already so I decided another 30 minutes would be great. They love it. The kiddos are my home daycare kids. Reading is a great time of the day for them. Also for me.
    We usually have a reading time in the morning shortly after breakfast. So they have had some free time, some food and now some reading. Then I read again when they are all laid down on their little beds getting ready for nap. We read again in the late afternoon, by that time some of the kiddos are gone but it makes a nice transition time while we are waiting for the rest of the parents too pick up kiddos.
    Also that late time reading means that the toyroom is all cleaned up for the next day.
    Thanks for inviting us all to stop by your blog during this awesome blog party. It has been great fun for this new blogger.
    Have fun!!! I am….

  57. Ellen Ring

    I pledged to read 20 min. a day with my grandaughter.

  58. Janet F

    I pledged 30 minutes per day.

    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  59. Janet F


    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  60. Janet F

    Badge on sidebar:

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  61. Kay

    I will increase my time an addition 10 minutes. So I pledge 30 minutes

  62. I pledge 30 minutes! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  63. Kay

    stumbleupon username

  64. I pledge 20 minutes daily to read with my twins!

  65. judy brittle

    I pledged 20 minutes a day with 2 of my grandchildren who live with me. Thank you!

  66. judy brittle

    I’m a subscriber.

  67. Love the Tag system and I have it already but would love more books! We read every day for at least 20 minutes per kid. I feel like a total windbag after story time… Thanks for coming by my blog and visiting!

    I have a book giveaway starting monday at http://aprongoddesses.blogspot.com. It’s for two books written by EllyAnne Geisel! Maybe check it out too!

  68. I pledged to read 20 minutes to Rylee! Thanks for visiting my blog and letting me know about this!

  69. I pledged 20 minutes a day a piece for both my son & daughter. My kids’ love books and are just now learning how to read. I know this system would be invaluable. Thanks for letting me enter this great givewaway!!

  70. My husband usually reads yo our boys at bedtime. But I could read to them during the day, too. So let’s start with baby steps. I’ll try to add an extra ten minutes during the day. I pledged at Leap Frog already. Thanks for this fun giveaway!

  71. I pledged to ten minutes a day.

  72. I registered my pledge on the Leapfrog website.

  73. Lana

    I pledge 30 to 60 min a day!

  74. Melissa

    I pledged 30 minutes a day with my kiddos. They’ll love it and it will make me more motivated. Thanks!

  75. I pledged 30 minutes because that was the most it offered. I actually already read 45 minutes to an hour to my children every day.

  76. I tweeted this post because I would love to win this for my daughter! Thanks so much!

  77. I also stumbled this post! My StumbleUpon name is “karlacinid”.

  78. I also entered at Father of the Blog. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  79. AND… I subscribed! Because I really would like to come back and read more later. Happy UBP!

  80. Crystal Allen

    i pledge to read 20 minutes each day to my 4 year old. thanks

  81. Crystal Allen

    i tweeted your contest. i love how easy you made the tweet w/ your link. thanks

  82. Crystal Allen

    i subscribed to your feed. thanks

  83. I pledged about 10-15 minutes, that if I can get my 6 months old hold still in my lap for that amount of time.

  84. I pledged 30 minutes a day. I love reading to my kids and snuggling with them. I enjoy their stories as much as they do.

  85. Shelly

    I pledged 30 minutes

  86. Shelly

    I entered at Father of the Blog

  87. Shelly

    Subscribed to your feed

  88. I pledged 30 minute a day for my daughter who is learning to read. I would love this to help us out with the process!
    Thanks for the entry
    tonyamcrain [at] aol.com

  89. entered at Father of the blog

  90. I pledged 20 minutes for my son andrew.

  91. I pledged 30 minutes a day. I truly want my son to be able to read K-1st grade level books soon. His brother’s old Leap Pad doesn’t work very well not that it is 8-9 years old. I would love to have this system for my youngest who is 5 and working on the words daily.

  92. I pledge a minimum of 20 minutes of daily reading to my kids.

  93. I pledged 20 minutes although I think we pretty much hit this amount already. Both our children love to be read to and I can’t wait until my oldest starts to read. (Or maybe I can since they grow so fast!) Thanks!

  94. Em

    I just subscribed via email!

  95. I love to read to my daughter. She LOVES her books. So I can easily pledge to read a minimum of 30 minutes a day.

  96. I pledge 15 min with my daugher.

  97. I just grabbed your button for my scrolling sidebar blog buttons.

  98. I just faved you on technorati. My technorati username is “nursegirl1994”.

  99. I pledged 20 minutes for my two boys 🙂

  100. I’ve pledged 30 minutes a day.

  101. I’ve faved you on Technorati.

  102. I pledged 20 minutes a day for my little girl.

  103. Kim

    I pledge 20 ENJOYABLE minutes reading with each of my 3 children every day. Thanks for the invitation and giveaway! Love your site.

  104. I pledged 30 mins a day with my two kiddos.

  105. I pledged 10 minutes with each of my girls. 🙂

  106. We pledged 30 minutes a day but it will actually be more like 60. Reading is a big part of our everyday life. Thanks for the giveaway!

  107. I pledged 10 minutes a day to start – Aidan is finally starting to let me read to him.

  108. I pledged 20 minutes per day!

  109. I made my pledge of 20 minutes per day on the Leap Frog site too – thanks!

  110. I added you to my Technorati faves:)
    My name is meyeringk

  111. I tweeted! How do I send you the link?
    I’m “listladykatie”

  112. I just subscribed via Google Reader.

  113. Huguette E.

    I pledge to read to my kids every night.

  114. Jessica Bolda

    I pledge 20 minutes a day to set asside for reading with my kids.

  115. Huguette E.

    Pledged on site (Huguette)

  116. Shawna

    I pledged 20 mins. this is an awesome giveaway!!!!

  117. Madeliene

    I pledged 20 minutes a day with my two-year old.

  118. Madeliene

    I subscribe by e-mail.

  119. Madeliene

    I stumbled!


  120. Tamara B.

    I pledged to read to my children for thirty minutes before their bedtime.

  121. Tamara B.

    I am a subscriber via email.

  122. I pledge to read to my son 10 mins a day! What a great giveaway!!!

  123. Shannon

    I pledge to read 20 minutes a day to my 2 1/2 year old daughter…

  124. Shannon

    I just tweeted the giveaway! (Properly I hope)


  125. Jenny W

    I pledge to read 20 minutes a day to my 2 and 1/2 year old son. We read at bedtime every night!

  126. Jenny W

    I subscribe via Google reader.

  127. Victoria

    I pledged 30 minutes a day! Thanks!

  128. Victoria

    I entered at Father of the Blog!

  129. OMgosh! What a great giveaway!!!

    I pledge to read at least 20 mins to my 3yro! He would love this!!!

  130. I pledge 10 minutes a day with my little ones.

  131. Jennifer

    I pledged to read 30 minutes a day times 2 to my kids 🙂

  132. Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know about this great giveaway! I pledged to read at least 20 min a day with my sons.

  133. I also entered at Father of the Blog.

  134. I’ve pledged 20 minutes a night with my daughter.

  135. I’ve pledged 20 t0 30 mintues a day reading to my kids 🙂 This is an excellent giveaway!

  136. I’ve pledged 20 to 30 minutes a day reading to my kids 🙂 This is an excellent giveaway!

  137. I’ve never timed it, but I think we probably spend about 30 minutes or so reading every day. I’ll try to make sure we at least keep hitting that mark!

  138. targetmom

    I pledged to read 20 mins a day.

  139. targetmom

    I also entered at Father of the Blog!

  140. Wow, fun giveaway! I made my pledge on leap frog for 20 minutes. Thank you for encouraging me to read to my boys!

  141. Sticky


    I pledged 30 minutes a day, I think that may be a little more than our usual – but it’s important. That reader is amazing, my boy would love it!

    I subscribed and tweeted…

  142. Thank you for visiting me! Love your blog and I will be following you on twitter. I just tweeted about this great giveaway:


    I read to my daughter every night for at least 20 minutes, and I pledge to try to increase that to 30 minutes a day. I think reading is so important and I started reading to her when she was just a few days old. Thanks for the opportunity!

  143. Heather

    I pledge to read 20 minutes to Hanna and Quinn. At least Hanna, Quinn’s not 1 year old yet, he may not want to sit that long!

  144. Heather

    Button is up on my sidebar!

  145. Heather

    Subscribe to your feed. By the way, here’s the link to my blog so yo can see the button. Forgot to do that in the last comment! http://whatsaherakovic.blogspot.com/

  146. I’ve pledged 20 minutes a day over at the LeapFrog site, but we read at naptime and bedtime both, so I’m sure we’ll exceed that. Great giveaway! I was a teacher before my kids came along, so I really understand the value of reading to your kids EARLY and OFTEN. Thanks for raising awareness!

  147. I faved you on technorati, cariberry77

  148. I subscribed at my email address!

  149. I pledge to read 30 minutes a day to my three youngest children… Cool giveaway.

  150. Barbara Platt

    blp3 pledged to read 10 min daily with Tyler,Dylan

  151. Barbara Platt

    posted this on Leapfrog site – blp3 pledged to read 5 hrs 10 min with Tyler,Dylan

  152. Barbara Platt

    I subscribed to your blog

  153. Shannon H

    I pledged 20 minutes cuz that’s our naptime routine. Then daddy reads another 20 minutes at bedtime. 🙂

  154. Stacey @ satcy Girl

    Right now we are already doing 20 minutes a day but I’m going to double that for the pledge!

  155. Chelsea

    I pledge to read 30 minutes with my son and daughter daily. Thanks for the great give-away!

  156. Tamara B.

    I have pledged to read to my children for thirty minutes a day which I will do right before they go to bed.

  157. Tamara B.

    I am a subscriber by email.

  158. Patty C.

    I pledge 30 minutes every night!

  159. Jill

    I pledged to read 30 minutes a day with my three kids – at least 10 minutes a day with each. Some days we do more than that depending on the weather but that is pretty accurate for us. I think READING is so important for kids and the parents. I made my pledge to LeapFrog too!

  160. sandra

    i pledged 10 minutes a day

  161. Brenda@Savin' It Up

    I am a teacher and I know that kids learn to read by being read to. I read to my own kids 15 minutes a day and to my students 15-30 minutes a day. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  162. I’ve pledged to read to my daughter for 1/2hr a day.

  163. Eloise C

    I pledged to read 30 minutes a day to each one of my girls, thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!


  164. Eloise C

    I am also following you on Twitter (furygirl3132) and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/1404689132


  165. Eloise C

    I am also an email subscriber.


  166. Eloise C

    I also added you as a favorite on Technorati.


  167. We read daily to our new little daughter. So we will commit to reading for 20 minutes each day. Thanks!

    Alyzabeth’s Mommy for Six Months!

  168. Mandee

    I pledged to read to my daughter 30 minutes a day! We love to read so this is fun! Thank you for the chacne to win.

  169. I pledged on both sites for 20 min. a day with my 3 sons! We already love to read!


    I pledged 30 mintues a day for the kids!


    I pledged 30 mintues a day for the kids!

  172. Vicki Wurgler

    I pledged 20 minutes a day with the boys

  173. Brooke

    I pledged 30 mins/day.

  174. Brooke

    I pledged on Father of the Blog.

  175. Cori Westphal

    I’ve pledged 30 minutes. Thanks!

  176. Cori Westphal

    I’m a subscriber.

  177. Cori Westphal

    You are in my Technorati faves: coriwestphal

  178. Cori Westphal

    Stumbled: coriwestphal

  179. We read everyday with our kids :0) This is a great giveaway! We pledge 30 minutes a day. Thanks for the chance!

  180. Announcements Galore tweeted!

  181. Andria

    I pledged 30 mins per day! Thanks for the chance.

  182. We pledge 45 minutes a day! What a fantastic giveaway, this would bless our tiny urban library so much! thanks…

  183. Danielle E.

    I pledged 20 min a day.

  184. I have you favved on my Technorati!

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  185. I stumbled your giveaway

    Username: wastebasketsa

  186. toni jensen

    i pledge 20 minutes a day

  187. xenia

    I try to read 15 minutes at naptime and at bedtime with my daughter, so I pledged 30 minutes a day. Thanks!

  188. I pledged 20 minutes a day with my son

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  190. Cassandra Eastman

    I pledge at least 20 minutes a day to my little ones! I love all the activites they have on the website and ideas!

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